Host: Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Earlier research had identified association between telecommuting and commute travel. Telecommuting is considered as a travel demand management measures in mitigating travel especially work trip to the central business district. However, whether it acts as an effective travel demand management measure is still remain to be seen. This paper analyses travel substitution of telecommuting as a result of practicing telecommuting based on stated preference of the employees in the selected business organizations by questionnaire survey. The survey was administered in two major cities namely Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru in Malaysia. Work trip components include commute trip and vehicle-km. Telecommuting frequency between 1 and 3 days per week was considered for this study. The analysis revealed that the commute trip reduction from stated preferred telecommuters was not more than 10% of the total commute trips.